Introduction of SketchUp
SketchUp is a 3D design software developed by Google. It makes 3D modelling possible for everyone. SketchUp is used for a wide range of 3D modelling projects, like architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, and video game design. It has a set of robust toolsets and also supports third-party plugins. This means one can create visuals, animations, and models using images and architectural drawings from AutoCAD, PDF, Revit, and so on.
Scope of Course SketchUp
The course covers the basics of SketchUp and takes you through the design tasks involved in architectural visualisation and landscape design. You will learn advanced uses of SketchUp, not only in creating architectural computer graphics or modelling architectural structures, but also in creating technical documents. Training will be given in the following areas:
Measurement & Annotation
Match photo modeling
Components: General & Dynamic
Modeling from DWG
Career Prospects / Job Roles after SketchUp
In the Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE) domain, SketchUp is used for visualisation for the project team as well as for rendering photorealistic images for customers. It is also used for creating professional-quality presentations of designs for sales purposes. Since it is used for many different purposes, the demand for people who know SketchUp well is always high in the ACE industry. SketchUp skills will make one eligible to apply for some of the following jobs:
Sketchup 3D Design Specialist
Syllabus for SketchUp Courses in Hyderabad
Session 1: Introduction
Introduction to SketchUp: Getting Started with SketchUp, Understanding the Templates
GUI: Understanding SketchUp Interface, Understanding Various Menus, Understanding the Status Bar, Understanding the Default Tray, Understanding the Toolbars customization and managing Trays
Mouse Control & SketchUp Preferences, Creating, Saving and Opening a Model, Importing Different Types of Files into SketchUp
Axes: Understanding the Axes in SketchUp & Reorienting the Axes
Inference: Concept of Inference, Understanding the various inference types and locking the inference.
Session 2&3: Modeling of Entities
Drawing Tools: Understanding the line tool, constructing a surface, dividing a face and joining faces and understanding the various input methods. Understanding the rectangle tool and various dimensions inputs, drawing a Rotated rectangle Entity. Understanding the creation of circle entity and its various parameters, drawing an ellipse from circle. Understanding the creation of polygon entity and its various parameters, drawing an Arc using various Arc tools: Arc, 2point Arc, 3 point Arc, Pie Tool. Drawing a Freehand Shapes.
Selection of an object: Understanding the select tool, selecting multiple entities, Adding and subtracting from a selection set.
Modify Tools: Editing Shapes Using Entity Info Option, Pushing and Pulling Shapes into 3D, Cutting a 3D shape out of a model, understanding the move tool, Stretching Geometry using Move tool, Resizing Surface Entities, creating copies using Move Tool and Rotate Tool, Creating Multiple copies using Move tool and Rotate Tool, Offsetting line from an existing geometry
Undo Recent Task & Eraser Tool.
Session 4 &5: Modeling of Entities 2
Modify Tools: Understanding the Dividing, Splitting and Exploding Entities, Understanding the Flipping, Mirroring and Rotating, Scaling a model using Scale tool, Tape Measure tool and Stretching a Model using Scale tool, Understanding the Follow me tool, Automatic and Manual Extrusion with Follow Me Tool and modeling Revolved shape, Soften / Smooth Edges of Geometry & Hiding Geometry
Tape Measure Tool & Protractor Tool : Measuring Distance / Create guides, Measuring an Angle, Editing
Annotating Model: Understanding the Annotation Tools, Adding Text, Text as a Model Entity, Dimension Tool
Matching a photo to a Model: Match Photo’s Color-coded tools, Creating a 3D Model from a Photo, Deleting a Matched Photo
Session 6 & 7: Components & Groups
Getting Started with Components: Understanding the components, Creating a Component, Editing a Component, Editing all instances of a Component, Making Dynamic Component: Adding Attributes, Defining Attribute Values and testing, Inserting, Replacing and Interacting with dynamic Component, Searching for Component, Adjusting a component’s insertion point, Editing Component
Working with Hierarchies in the outliners: Renaming groups and components, Finding groups and components, identifying a group / component’s status, restructuring a model’s hierarchy
Controlling visibility with layers
Session 8 & 9: Presenting your Model
Viewing a Model: Camera, Changing the view or focal length
Sections: To place a Section Plane, Filling Voids in section cuts, Creating new geometry from a section, showing / hiding section planes, Exporting Section cut effects,
Scenes: Adding a Scene, Managing properties saved with a scene, animating scenes
Styles: Choosing a Style, Editing styles, Style Editing options, Managing in-model styles and collections, Sharing styles, adding fog effect to model
Applying Materials & Textures: Adding Colors and Textures with materials, Applying Materials, Replacing one material with another, Editing Materials-Editing Options, calculating Material Area, Managing and organizing materials, creating new material, Applying Textures, Adding Geographic location from Google Map, Applying Real-time Shadows.
Session 10: 3D Model to 2D Documentation
SketchUp LayOut: Introduction, Template selection, Understanding the GUI, Creating Documents in Layout, Presenting Layout Documents: Scale, Changing Views, Changing Model Style, Changing Dimension Style, Inserting Texts & Changing Text Styles, Exporting / Printing Layout Document
FAQs on SketchUp Course
Where can I learn SketchUp?
BK Engineering is one of the best sources for SketchUp training. You can sign up for live training, online training, corporate training, and even private one-on-one SketchUp training.
What is the best way to learn SketchUp?
If you're interested in learning how to create 3D models using SketchUp, then the best way to do this is by enrolling in a course. There are many different SketchUp courses available online, and most of them offer a variety of benefits such as interactive lessons, downloadable files, and individual support.
How long does it take to learn SketchUp?
Although Sketchup has an unusually simple interface compared to something like Revit or 3DS Max. So, I'd say one year. But, if you practice daily and have a good teacher or training books or videos then you can feel productive in about a few weeks to a month. Just learn best practices like using components and groups.
Is SketchUp easier than Revit?
Everything is just very intuitive with SketchUp. The drawback is that it is so simple that it lacks hundreds of features and customizations that Revit touts. Learn more about the primary functions of Sketchup vs. Revit down below in the sections “Sketchup Basics” and “Revit Basics.”
Do real architects use SketchUp?
SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp) is a 3D modeling CAD software used by both professionals and amateurs alike. SketchUp allows the creation of a large number of 3D models, and is also suitable for large architectural projects (e.g., landscape design).
What are the negatives of SketchUp?
Pros and Cons
"Cons; moving objects can be a little difficult to toggle. It's hard to easily connect different points." "Occasionally lacking tools for troubleshooting designs. Some export options are limited and require searching for plugins."
What is the salary of SketchUp designer in India?
3,00,000 - 3,50,000 PA.
What is the hardest 3D software to-learn?
3ds Max is likely the most difficult software to learn on this list. Its UI is rather obtuse, so it may have the largest learning curve for users yet unfamiliar with 3D modeling.
Why do architects use SketchUp?
SketchUp is designed to behave like your hand — more like a pencil than complicated 3D modeling software. SketchUp gets out of your way so you can draw whatever you can imagine, efficiently. Throughout the design-build process, SketchUp helps you analyze problems and get the project under construction.
Meet our Civil CAD expert, with over 8 years of experience in the field, they bring a wealth of knowledge and hands-on expertise to the classroom. They have been trained in the latest tools and techniques in the industry, including AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUP, and StaadPro. Their passion for teaching and design shines through in their lessons, making complex concepts easy to understand and retain. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced engineer, our instructor will guide you through each step of the process and help you build your skillset to reach your goals. They believe in a hands-on approach to learning and will provide ample opportunities for you to apply what you learn through real-world projects and simulations. Join us for a comprehensive and enjoyable learning experience, and take your Civil CAD skills to the next level.